Privacy Policy

Welcome to the ‘Unmask My City’ web site (the “Site”), maintained by the Global Climate and Health Alliance (“Primary Party”), with the support of other participating organizations listed on the Site (“Collaborating Parties”). The Primary Party and Collaborating Parties are collectively known as “Participating Parties”.
We know that you care how information about you is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what personal information will be collected when you use our online services, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

“Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, phone number, occupation or photograph. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized or aggregated, thus preventing a third party from identifying a specific individual.

This Privacy Policy is part of the conditions of use which are set forth in our Terms & Agreements, and applies to your use of all services made available by the Primary Party on the Site or on any page or subdomain of the Website (collectively, the “Site”) and any Sponsor-approved software application or application programming interface (each an “Application”) that may permit access to all or any portion of the Site. The Site and all applications are, collectively, the “Services.”

By using this Site, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. If you continue to use our Site after we post changes to this Privacy Policy, it will mean that you accept those changes.
For any questions about our privacy policy please contact [email protected].







We collect two kinds of information: personal information that you choose to supply us, and non-personal information, such as your IP address.

Personally Identifiable Information

If you subscribe to an email newsletter, request additional information from a Participating Party, submit a donation online, sign a petition or participate in any of the other services on the site that require personal information, we may request your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, birth year, eligibility to vote, or other information, in order to respond to your inquiries.

If you send an online e-card to an individual we may request your name, email address and/or postal address, as well as the name and email address of the individual to whom you wish to send the postcard. We may collect and store the information you choose to provide us to send you updates and related opportunities. If you make a donation to an organization by using our Services, we will collect the necessary financial information and store some information you choose to provide, including name, mailing address and email address. We will not disclose financial information except as necessary to fulfill your donation requests. We collect financial information in a secure manner and discard such financial information after processing.

From time to time, we may request information from you via online polls, surveys, contests, or other opportunities. Participation in these promotions is completely voluntary. You have a choice whether or not to disclose information required to enter. Information requested may include personal contact information such as your name, mailing address and email address.

Participating Parties also may collect and use personally identifiable information in connection with outreach and advocacy efforts. In order to use our Services to place calls, send emails, faxes, or letters, we may require you to provide name, mailing address, email address and other relevant information. Participation in such efforts is entirely voluntary.

To make your user experience better, we may use “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data placed on your hard drive when you visit our Site. We may use cookies to help us recognize you when you come back to our Site. We may also use cookies to help us monitor traffic on our site. This information may be aggregated in an anonymous manner. You can select to have our Site remember your email address and password on your specific computer when you login. This information will be stored in a cookie on your hard drive that will only be used when you return to the Site to login again.

We may from time to time link cookie information with personally identifiable information. This will help us better tailor our Site and provide you with information or offers that may be of interest to you.  On some of our forms, we may offer an optional “Remember Me” feature that can recall your information for greater ease on subsequent visits to the Site.

Non-personally identifiable information

We may also use session cookies to help you navigate through our Site when you log in, but these will contain no personally identifiable information about you. We may also use cookies to help us monitor traffic on our site. This information may be aggregated in an anonymous manner. This will help us better tailor our Site and provide you with information or offers that may be of interest to you.

In addition we may also collect information through IP addresses or environmental variables. An “IP address” is a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data can be transmitted to you. “Environmental variables” include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, geographical information, the time you accessed our Site, type of web browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address of the website you left to visit the Site, the names of the pages you visit while at our Site, and the Internet address of the web site you then visit. We collect all of this information to allow us to detect broad trends and to enhance your experience of the Site. This information may be aggregated in an anonymous manner.

This site may also use web analytics services that may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as text you type in this Site. This Site does not use the service to collect any personally identifiable information, and it does not track your browsing habits across websites that do not use the same services.


We may share limited personally and non-personally identifiable information with third parties that help manage our site and databases.

  1. To help ensure that individuals only receive relevant communications, our Services may:
    Include the use of unique referral web links identifying a Participating Party (a “Referrer”). If a user accesses the Site or uses our Services via a Referrer’s referral link, that user will be a “Constituent” of the Referrer and we may share limited user data of the Constituent with the Referrer or the Primary Party. We do not share user data for Constituents of one Referrer with other Collaborating Parties. We may also send occasional messages on behalf of a Referrer to that Referrer’s Constituents;
  2. Share user data with Collaborating Parties operating in the city, country or region users voluntarily provide to identify themselves for the purposes of supporting the Unmask My City initiative.

We only share data with Participating Parties as described above and will not share data with any other individual or organization.
Except as noted above, we will not share personally identifiable information obtained from the use of the Services unless permitted by the user. We may publicly display limited personal data (e.g. First Name, first letter of Last Name, Country, # of Recruits) on a Leaderboard display or similar web page. For petitions and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, country and/or state, and comments as public information. For example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to public officials and other targets, or to the press. We will not make your street address or telephone number publicly available, but we may transmit your street address to the designated target as part of a petition. This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number, without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city and state available to the press and public online. When you do give permission for us to share your email address as part of a campaign, we are not responsible for the content or use of your email address by third parties.

In the event Unmask My City and/or Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) cease to operate, or merge with another organization following the completion of their mandates, user data held by Participating Parties may be transferred to a successor organization designated by the Primary Party.

Privacy/data protection laws in many jurisdictions permit or require the disclosure of Personal Information without consent in specific circumstances. Global Climate and Health Alliance will disclose Personal Information without consent only in such circumstances as permitted or required by law but, in doing so, will not disclose more information than is required.

We do not sell or rent Personal Information about you.


The following choices are available to you regarding the use and collection of your personal information:
You may set your browser to: (1) inform you when cookies are being set before a cookie is stored; (2) not accept cookies at all; and (3) erase all cookies from your hard drive. However, if you choose to reject or erase cookies, your ability to navigate the Site may be limited.

You may choose not to provide us with contact information. However, if you do so, we will be unable to offer you many of the services provided on the Site, and your ability to navigate on the Site may be limited.

If you would like to opt-out of receiving some or all further communications from Participating Parties, either (1) take the opportunity to opt-out when personally identifiable information is collected, (2) take the opportunity to opt-out through links on the bottom of email or other communications we send to you, or where applicable, (3) manage your notification settings in your user profile.
Upon a decision to remove your Personal Information from our records, Global Climate and Health Alliance will destroy, delete or erase such information or convert it into an anonymous form.


Web cookies are small snippets of text saved on your computer or mobile device that distinguish you from other users of a website. Like most websites, Unmask My City uses cookies.

We use cookies for three main purposes:

  1. To let you do things on our website – for example, if you make a donation or sign a petition, cookies remember where you are in the process from page to page.
  2. To improve your experience of our website – for example, so you only get asked to take a survey once, or to hide a form if you’ve already seen it.
  3. Collect anonymous statistics – it’s really useful for us to be able to see which pages are the most popular and how people are using them.

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Website cookie acceptance

By using our website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time and the cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

Turning cookies off

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, all modern browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. This varies depending on which browser you’re using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please set your browser to reject cookies. This may impair your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in your browser’s Options, Settings, or Preferences menu.

How to change your cookie settings in:

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We may update our use of cookies from time to time and this policy, so please check this policy regularly.


Consistent with standard practice, we take steps to protect your information and to use it pursuant to this Privacy Policy, including measures to ensure the accuracy, currency and integrity of the Personal Information in our custody or control.
Any third party service provider who holds or accesses this data is contractually obliged to use such data solely for the purposes of providing services to Global Climate and Health Alliance and to have appropriate safeguards for the protection of that Personal Information. Where we provide your Personal Information to Collaborating Partners, we also require them to maintain appropriate security measures.

Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. It is possible that we could be hacked or our security measures defeated. We therefore do not accept liability for the unintentional disclosure of your Personal Information.

We provide users with a secure server environment when making online donations. We use industry standard encryption method — Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) — for secure transfer of sensitive personal and financial data between your web browser and our web servers, which are stored off-site in a physically secure, locked hosting facility with limited access.

How Long We Keep Your Information

Global Climate and Health Alliance may retain your Personal Information until the completion of its mandate or until you withdraw your consent of our continued use of your information. Our retention of information may extend beyond the end of your relationship with us but only for so long as it is necessary for us, as required by law, to have sufficient information to respond to any issues that may arise at a later date.

By using the Services or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Site or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach please notify us at [email protected].

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the privacy practices of our Site, Application and Services please contact us at [email protected].